Learn English in the UK

The CLAC English learning programme aims to give students maximum benefit during their stay by linking what is studied in the classroom with the language that they will need in all other aspects of their course.

In this way students immediately get to practise what they have learnt, which builds both fluency and confidence, which in turn builds more friendships!  A typical day begins with a 90-minute intensive English language lesson that has been carefully designed to teach grammar and vocabulary.

In the second part of the morning students have two shorter 45-minute intensive English skills lessons. Teachers focus specifically on areas such as pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Language games and role plays encourage involvement and motivation.  For further writing practice, students are encouraged to keep a diary throughout their course. Prizes are awarded for the best diary!

Specialist Workshops are one hour classes held on three afternoons each week focussing on interest-based topics which vary each week and are chosen by each student according to their own interest. These classes aim to reinforce English through engagement and enjoyment.

Main benefits of learning English at CLAC:

  • 15 hours of timetabled English tuition each week
  • 100 hours of English immersion through lessons, activities and socialising
  • Small classes of up to 14 students (preferred 12)
  • Placement testing for correct language level group
  • Learning in a multicultural environment, allowing natural language exchange
  • Emphasis on communication skills and confidence building
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Typical day at our schools

Accommodation is full board with breakfast, lunch, dinner, break-time refreshments and evening hot chocolate. The food on CLAC courses is cooked on-site and is homely and plentiful. There are two hot choices at both lunch and dinner, a vegetarian option and a salad bar with bread and fresh fruit.

We are also able to cater to individual dietary requirements such as allergies and intolerances if notified in advance.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are separate for boys and girls. Students are placed with similar age groups and mixed nationalities in bedrooms from 2 to 6 students, in order to encourage new friendships and maximise English speaking.

All rooms are comfortable and clean with plenty of storage and hanging space for each student. Bathroom and showering facilities are well situated for easy access throughout the accommodation areas.

There are always enough facilities for everyone. Included in the fees is a personal laundry service and also bed linen, which is changed once a week.

The Activity Programme provides an opportunity for students to relax, meet up with their friends and practise their English through fun activities. Every afternoon after classes there are sports, excursions and events that make the most of what CLAC and the surrounding area have to offer.  The programme is designed to appeal to different personalities and to not only interest, but also include everyone.

Each evening the Social Team arranges group challenges and tournaments, as well as CLAC quiz nights, discos and parties to entertain and involve all of the Great Ballard students. There is always something happening for all of our students to be take part in. We also understand that some free time is desired and this is included in the programme.

CLAC, Great Ballard School, Eartham, Chichester PO18 0LR, situated in the heart of West Sussex in the small village of Eartham.

  • 5 miles from the historic town of Arundel
  • 8 miles east of Chichester
  • 10 miles west of Worthing.
  • Approximately 50 mins travel time from London Gatwick
  • Approximately 90 mins travel time from London Heathrow

Our nearest train station is Chichester with direct links to London Victoria.

Dates and Prices 2020

Period Length Price Availability
5th July to 19th July [ 2 Weeks ] £2,780.00 Available
19th July to 2nd August [ 2 Weeks ] £2,500.00 Available
5th July to 26th July [ 3 Weeks ] £3,960.00 Available
5th July to 2nd August [ 4 Weeks ] £4,500.00 Available
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